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GIVE THEM A HAND
High five! Soon-to-be dad of three Dierks Bentley joins Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley on stage Saturday to perform Bruce Springsteen's hit "I'm on Fire" at the annual Stagecoach music festival in Indio, Calif.
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Zac Brown and his fiddle player, Jimmy De Martini, duke it out on stage, closing the weekend-long festival with their version of Charlie Daniels's classic "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" (Daniels also performed at the festival).
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Fresh off their ACM Awards wins for new vocal duo and new artist of the year, Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley hang with fans backstage on Sunday before performing their hits "Cruise" and "Get Your Shine On."
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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story star John C. Reilly trades a script for a guitar and does his best to manage the scorching temperatures. "I wish I was wearing cutoffs and a bikini top right now," he joked to the crowd before admitting, "but you wear it better than I do." The actor closed his set with the song "Color of the Blues," telling the audience, "No set is complete without a song by George Jones."
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GIVE A HOOTIE!
With the sun setting on the record 107-degree day Sunday, Darius Rucker treats the devoted crowd to covers including "Wagon Wheel" and "Purple Rain" – and even sneaks in a little Hootie amp the Blowfish with "Only Wanna Be with You" and "Hold My Hand."
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Thompson Square hangs out with fans at their meet and greet Sunday before taking the stage to perform several of their hits, as well as Tom Petty's "Won't Back Down."
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MARRIED WITH … COUNTRY?
Accompanied by her band The Forest Rangers, Sons of Anarchy star Katey Sagal also pays homage to Petty on Sunday, belting out "Free Fallin." But before her set, she struck a pose with a familiar fellow actor-singer. "Me and John C backstage @Stagecoach Forest Rangers and me 'Bout to go on!!! It's HOT! Smokin'!!" she Tweeted.
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Joe Nichols's long locks and silly smile charm the crowds on Friday afternoon. The singer later Tweeted, "Thanks for a great weekend Cali," and included a goofy pic to go along with his words.
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BIG MAN ON CAMPUS
All 6 feet, 6 inches of Trace Adkins take over the Mane stage Friday night. Before wowing the crowd with his hits, Adkins Tweeted a smiling photo of himself and George Jones, telling his followers, "People that know me well, know that that smile is not seen very often. His presence, made me smile." Later, while singing "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk," he lightened things up a bit, joking, "40,000 people singing 'slap your grandma' ... shame on you!"
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Before taking in Zac Brown Band's set, Ashton Kutcher gets chummy with the man himself.
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A FOND FAREWELL
Nearly 45,000 fans trekked out to Indio (also the site of Coachella) to see their favorites singers rock out in the heat – and hear nearly every act pay tribute to country legend George Jones, who died that Friday.